Skin resurfacing techniques aren’t exactly new, but there are many different strategies that have been developed over the years. Medical science and technology continue to improve upon previous laser resurfacing treatments and strategies. Fraxel laser treatments are one of the newest advancements available, offering several different lasers to treat a wide array of skin concerns. There are many advantages to choosing a Fraxel laser procedure to resurface and improve the appearance of your skin.
How Does Fraxel Work?
The Fraxel laser is one type of fractional laser skin-resurfacing that can improve many common skin problems. It treats the skin by creating microscopic “injuries” that will stimulate the production of collagen and healing. When the skin heals itself in this way, it will repair skin troubles like fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation irregularities, large pores, sun damage, acne scarring, uneven skin texture, and much more.
There are three types of Fraxel lasers used in Dr. Rubinstein’s office:
- Fraxel Clear & Brilliant, which can both reverse early aging signs and help to prevent further aging damage. Simple, gentle laser energy is used in 10-20 minute sessions to achieve more youthful looking and refreshed skin.
- Fraxel Dual, which is targeted toward surface damage including wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, and more. Only the top layer of skin is injured during this procedure, so Fraxel Dual involves a short recovery of just one to two days.
- Fraxel Repair, which penetrates the skin more deeply to address more challenging skin problems. More dramatic results are possible, including texture problems, frequent redness, and dark spots.
The right type of laser for you can be determined through a consultation and close examination of your skin. The Canfield VECTRA 3D imaging system can be used to give you a preview of the results you can expect after your treatment. Dr. Rubinstein will use a 3D photograph of you to make appropriate visual alterations and give you a clearer idea of your anticipated results. This strategy can help you to decide on the right treatment for you.
How Does Fraxel Compare to Other Lasers?
Fraxel laser treatments have been proven to be the most effective technology of its type. It offers patients a wide variety of treatment options to combat mild to severe skin damage, while preventing early aging and damage and even maintaining the health of your skin. Fraxel lasers offer a comprehensive way to treat every aspect of the skin, inside and out.
Beyond stimulating the production of healing collagen, Fraxel lasers offer another key to healthy skin: the process of fractional photothermolysis. This technology involves the use of high-intensity carbon dioxide to eliminate unwanted tissue more safely. The results are more dramatic and the recovery time is shortened dramatically. By treating small parts of the skin individually, the Fraxel treatme nt can erase even the tiniest of imperfections if the patient so desires.
Plan Your Fraxel Treatment Consultation Today
Consult with a facial plastic surgeon who is knowledgeable and experienced with Fraxel treatments. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 15 years and specializes in esthetic laser producers, facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. He uniquely combines his medical and surgical expertise to help patients feel better and look better. He holds dual board-certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.